Looking to get involved? Sit on a University Committee!

Looking to get involved? Sit on a University Committee!

Looking to get involved? Sit on a University Committee!

Looking to get involved

SSMU is seeking students to sit as undergraduate representatives on various university committees, working groups, and advisory boards.

Have you ever wanted to see how McGill works behind the scenes? Are you passionate about campus issues like student services, the academic curriculum, or equity initiatives? Do you have a great idea to improve student life? Then this is your opportunity to get involved on campus and work with both the McGill administration and SSMU!

Information about each committee can be found on the SSMU University Affairs website. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the University Affairs Secretary General. Interested students should have a desire to learn more about policy making and implementation; possess strong communication and negotiation skills; be committed to advancing students’ interests; and show an engagement with student life. Experience in student politics and an understanding of issues facing McGill students is an asset but not required. Only those who are returning to McGill as undergraduate students for both the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 semesters are eligible.

Commitment Required


Commitment level varies considerably depending on the committee, anywhere from once per term to once per month. On average, however, committees meet 4-6 times throughout the year for between 1-2 hours at a time. Members are expected to come prepared having read the meeting documents and any background materials as necessary. Some students might choose to conduct advocacy or consultation outside of regular meetings. In addition, all undergraduate representatives are required to attend a short training at the beginning of the year and submit mid- and end-of-year reports to SSMU.

How to Apply


To apply, please fill out this form. You will be required to write a short paragraph (100-200 words) outlining how your interest and experience would make you a suitable representative, as well as attach a recent CV (2 pages maximum). You may apply to more than one committee.

Deadline: 17 April 2017 at 5:00 PM. Please fill out this form before the deadline.

Vacancies Available


Academic Policy and Student Affairs
Subcommittee on Teaching and Learning
Teaching & Learning Spaces Working Group
Teaching & Learning Technology Working Group
University Teaching Labs Working Group
Sustainable Labs Working Group
Course Evaluations Advisory Group
Subcommittee on Undergraduate Student Advising
Subcommittee on Academic Integrity
Undergraduate Skills Program Advisory Group

Student Services
Committee on Student Services
Student Health Service Advisory Board
Mental Health Service Advisory Board
Counselling Service Advisory Board
Career Planning Service (CaPS) Advisory Board
McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL) Advisory Board
Scholarship and Student Aid Office (SSAO) Advisory Board
Advisory Committee on International Students (ISS) Advisory Board
McGill Athletics and Recreation Advisory Board

Equity and Accessibility
Equity Subcommittee on Women
Equity Subcommittee on Persons with Disabilities
Equity Subcommittee on Family Care
Equity Subcommittee on First Peoples
Equity Subcommittee on Racialized and Ethnic Persons
Equity Subcommittee on Queer People
Indigenous Affairs Work Group

Discipline and Grievances
Committee on Student Discipline
Committee on Student Grievances
Appeal Committee for Student Discipline and Grievances
Intellectual Property Appeals Committee (must have some knowledge in IP Law)

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